- Joint Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business
- Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Law
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Why a Doctoral degree in Law, Economics and Business?
Studies included in the doctoral programme in Law, Economics and Business:
- they offer high quality research training to enable participants to undertake a career in research and/or teaching in academic institutions, research centres, higher education schools, businesses, consultancy firms and/or government organisations;
- they enable the development of research skills that ensure students are able to coordinate and undertake the research itself;
- they generate new knowledge, both in basic and applied research, and
- they invigorate the research activity in the fields of law, economics and business.
Why study in Girona or Vic
- Although Girona and Vic are relatively small Universities, the Doctoral Programme enjoys the collaboration of nationally and internationally recognised research groups.
- Because the Departments of Law, Economics and Business are small, doctoral students receive individual and personalised supervision.
- With respect to the quality of life in all towns with over 10,000 inhabitants in Spain, Girona and Vic are among the top 50.
- The joint programme in Law, Economics and Business enables doctoral students to approach questions from different perspectives if they deem it appropriate.
skills developed by students on the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business
- The systematic understanding of the field of study and mastery of the research skills and methods related to law, economics and business.
- The capacity to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
- Capacity to contribute to expanding the borders of knowledge through original research.
- The capacity to conduct a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
- Capacity to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general, in the field of tourism, law and business, in the languages habitually used among the international scientific community.
- Capacity to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social or cultural advances in a knowledge-based society.
Studies included in the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business are geared towards training researchers in lines of research within the relevant fields of knowledge of the UdG and the UVic in accordance with the following general objectives:
- advanced training of high-quality researchers in the fields of knowledge of the UdG and the UVic;
- the generation and dissemination of new knowledge, both in basic and applied research, and
- invigoration of the research activity in the fields of law, economics and business.
Lines of research
1. Judicial process and complementary or alternative means of conflict resolution
Research: Centre for Advanced Studies on Process and Justice, (CEAPJ); Current Questions of Procedural Law
Directors: Dr M. Teresa Armenta Ten, Dr Guillem Ormazábal Sánchez, Dr Susanna Oromí Vallllovera, Dr Sílvia Pereira Puigvert
Contact: Dr Susanna Oromí Vallllovera
2. The challenges of Public Law in the 21st century
The International Community in the 21st century: the challenges of the EU and other international entities
Research: Managing Immigration, Free Movement of People and Workers' Rights
Directors: Dr. Francina Esteve García, Dr. Mariona Illamola Dausà, Dr. Maria Esther Jordana Santiago
Contact: Dra. Francina Esteve García
Rights and institutions in the current constitutionalism
Research: Fundamental Rights in Composite States
Directors: Dr M. Angel Cabellos Espiérrez, Dr Marco Aparicio Wilhelmi, Dr Anna M. Pla Boix
Contact: Dr M. Angel Cabellos Espiérrez
Tax Law and public expenditure law
Research: Analysis of public law: special reference to financial law and tax law
Directors: Dr Lluïsa Esteve Pardo, Dr Esteve Quintana Ferrer, Dr Alberto Navarro García
Contact: Dr. Lluïsa Esteve Pardo
Criminology and System of Criminal Law in the 21st century (Criminological Problems, Social Development, Criminal Law, Criminal Policy, Prisons and Sentences)
Research: Seminar on Penal and Criminological Sciences ; UNESCO International Chair for sustainable human development
Directors: Dr. Daniel Varona Gómez, Dr. Ester Blay Gil, Dr. Leanid Kazyrytski, Dr. Gonzalo Escobar Marulanda, Dr. Ignacio González Sánchez
Contact: Dr. Daniel Varona Gómez
Internationalisation of Public Law and regulation in the face of the new social challenges of the Rule of Law
Research: Department of Public Law
Directors: Dr M. Dolors Canals Ametller, Dr M. Mercè Darnaculleta Gardella, Dr Susanna Oromí Vallllovera, Dr M. Jesús Gutiérrez of the Moral one
Contact: Dr M. Dolors Canals Ametller
The challenges of Administrative Law in the 21st century
Research: Seminar on Administrative Law; Centre for Public Authority Innovation and Management
Directors: Dr M. Mercè Darnaculleta Gardella, Dr Josep M. Aguirre Font, Dr Joan M. Trayter Jiménez
Contact: Dr Joan M. Trayter Jiménez
3. Politics, Institutions and Public Policies
Politics, Institutions and Public Policies
Research: Political Science Research Group
Directors: Dr Salvador Martí Puig, Dr Gemma Ubasart González and Dr Alberto Martín Álvarez
Contact: Dr. Gemma Ubasart González
Social inequalities, inclusion and cohesion: evidence, implications and impact
Research: -ERR:REF-NOT-FOUND--ERR:REF-NOT-FOUND-IGESI Interdisciplinary Research Group in Gender and Social Inequalities
Directors: Dr Roger Campdepadrós Cullell, Dr Albert Sabater Coll
Contact person: Dr Roger Campdepadrós Cullell
4. European and comparative Private law: Civil liability law, contract law and family law
Research: Institute of European and Comparative Private Law
Directors: Dr. Miquel Martín Casals, Dr. Jordi Ribot Igualada, Dr. Josep Solé Feliu, Dr. Albert Ruda González
Contact: Dr. Miquel Martín Casals
5. Historical and philosophical analysis of Law
Historical analysis of Law
Research: History of Legal Science
Directors: Dr José María Pérez Collados, Dr Tünde Mikes and Dr Manuel Vial Dumas
Contact: Dr. José María Pérez Collados
Roman Private Law and Catalan legal tradition
Directors: Dr. José Luís Linares Pineda
Contact: Dr. José Luís Linares Pineda
Philosophical analysis of Law
Research: Area of Philosophy of Law, Chair of Legal Culture
Directors: Dr Jordi Ferrer Beltran, Dr M. Isabel Narváez Mora, Dr Diego M. Papayannis, Dr M. Carmen Vázquez Rojas, Dr Edgar Aguilera Garcia, Dr Diego dei Vecchi
Contact: Dr. Jordi Ferrer Beltran
6. The evolution of Commercial Law, Employment Law and immigration in the EU and Spain
The evolution of Employment Law in Spain and Europe
Research: Chair of Immigration, Rights and Citizenship
Directors: Dr. Ferran Camas Roda
Contacts: Dr Ferran Camas Roda and Dr Montserrat Solé Truyols
The current evolution of Commercial Law
Research: Research Group on Government, structure and restructuring of trading companies
Directors: Dr. Josep Oriol Llebot Majó, Dr. Víctor Martínez Mulero
Contact: Dr. Josep Oriol Llebot Majó
Private international law
Directors: Dr. Luís Francisco Carrillo Pozo
Contact: Dr. Luís Francisco Carrillo Pozo
7. Economic and Business Analysis
Economic analysis: environment, energy, public policies, inequality, institutions and collective decisions, human capital
Research: Economic-analysis research group (GRAE)
Directors: Dra. Elena del Rey Canteli, Dr. Renan Goetz, Dra. M. Dolors Berga Colom, Dr. Nicolás Boccard, Dr. Andreas Kyriacou, Dr. José Ignacio Silva Becerra, Dra. Àngels Xabadia Palmada, Dra. Sara Ayllón Gatnau, Dra. Esther Martínez García, Dr. Joaquín Naval Navarro, Dra. Anna Pérez Quintana (*), Dr. Jordi Rosell Segura, Dra. Anna Sabata Aliberch (*)
Contact: Dr. Elena del Rey Canteli
Sectoral economic analysis and assessment (tourism, culture, industry, fishing). Economic impact assessments: indicators and sectorial policies
Research: Economy, industry and services
Directors: Dr Modest Fluvià Font, Dr Ricard Rigall Torrent, Dr Nela Filimon Costín, Dr Anna Garriga Ripoll, Dr Ramon Ballester González, Dr Antonio López Estudillo, Dra Núria Arimany Serrat (*), Dra Elisenda Tarrats-Pons (*), Dr José Antonio Corral Marfil (*)
Contact: Dr. Anna Garriga Ripoll
8. Enterprise, accounting and finance
Accounting and entrepreneurial history
Research: Accounting and Mathematics for the Economy and Business
Directors: Dr Josep Viñas Xifra, Dr Maria Àngels Farreras Noguer, Dr Pilar Morera Basuldo, Dr Helena Benito Mundet,Dr Germà Coenders Gallart, Dr Miquel Carreras Simó, Dr Núria Arimany Serrat (*), Dr Elisenda Tarrats-Pons (*), Dr Anna Sabata Aliberch (*), Dr Anna Pérez Quintana (*)
Contact: Dr. Helena Benito Mundet
Finances and corporate social responsibility
Research: Economy, industry and services
Directors: Dr M. Teresa Bosch Badia, Dr Núria Arimany Serrat (*), Dr Anna Sabata Aliberch *)
Contact: Dr M. Teresa Bosch Badia
Applications of fuzzy logic to the economy and business management
Research: Accounting and Mathematics for the Economy and Business
Directors: Dr. Joan Carles Ferrer Comalat, Dr. Salvador Linares Mustarós, Dr. Jaume Gil Lafuente
Contact: Dr. Joan Carles Ferrer Comalat
9. Business organisation
Research: Advanced Research Group for Business Dynamics and the Impact of New Technologies on Organizations. GRADIENT ;; Chamber of Commerce Chair of Family Enterprises
Directors: Dr Martí Casadesús Fa, Dr M. Pilar Marquès Gou, Dr Anna Arbussà Reixach, Dr Núria Arimany Serrat (*), Dr Elisenda Tarrats-Pons (*)
Contact: Dr. Anna Arbussà Reixach
10. Management and innovation in production systems
Research: Department of Organisation, Business Management and Product Design; Chair of Occupational Safety and Health; Research Group on Process, Product and Production Engineering. Grec
Directors: Dr Rudi de Castro Vila, Dr Joaquim de Ciurana Gay, Country Dr Josep Llach, Dr Gerusa Giménez Leal, Dr Xavier Ferràs Hernández (*), Dr Petra Nylund (*)
Contact: Dr. Josep Llach Pagès
11. Knowledge management and innovation
Research: Organisational networks, innovation and development of tourism strategies and tourist products (ONIT); Department of Organisation, Business Management and Product Design; Group of Analysis of the Reception of Audiovisual Screens - ARPA
Directors: Dr Jaume Guia Julve, Dr Andrea Bikfalvi,Dr Gerusa Giménez Leal, Dr Josep Llach Pagès, Dr Maria del Carmen Echazarreta Soler (especialitat Comunicació, Publicitat i Relacions Públiques) , Dr Xavier Ferràs Hernández (*), Dr Petra Nylund (*)
Contact: Dr. Andrea Bikfalvi
12. Quantitative methods in research for economics and business
Research: Statistics, Econometrics and Health Research Group (GRECS)
Directors: Dr M. Antònia Barceló Rado, Dr Germà Coenders Gallart, Dr Marc Sáez Zafra, Dr M. Carme Saurina Canals, Dr Lluís Coromina Soler, Dr Laura Vall-llosera Casanovas, Dr Gemma Renart Vicens, Dr Laura Serra Saurina, Dr Joan Carles Martori Cañas (*), Dr Ramon Oller Piqué (*), Dr Josep Lluís García Domingo (*), Dr Rafa Madariaga Sánchez (*)
Contact: Dr. Germà Coenders Gallart
The Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business is governed by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, that establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address www.udg.edu/doctorat/acces.
Report by a researcher from the doctoral programme who is willing to undertake the direction or co-direction of the thesis, on the suitability of the applicant in terms of their previous education and the suitability of their research project.
In their appraisal of the candidates, the Academic Committee of the doctoral degree will also take the following aspects into account:
- Academic record: 60%
- Professional experience and knowledge of languages: 30%
- Motivation and extent to which the project is aligned with one of the lines of research that make up the programme: 10%
Regarding educational activities, the School of Doctoral Studies organises courses, seminars and other cross-disciplinary educational activities (soft skills) directed at research training and assisting with the writing and presentation of the doctoral thesis. We ask that the courses be given in English as our language of choice, although Catalan is the language most frequently used. They are generally 10-hour courses or seminars. There are a series of activities that are transferable and are of interest to all doctoral programmes, and others that are specific to a particular doctoral programme
Educational course catalogue
Doctoral theses read in the programme
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Doctoral student guide
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Rating criteria for special awards for doctoral degrees
The criteria for the doctoral degree special award for our programme have now been established. The scoring proposal is as follows:
- Scientific impact of the thesis: up to 2 points
- Publications derived from theses and quality indexes: up to 1.5 points
- National and/or international research stays up to 1.5 points (In circumstances where mobility is limited, the maximum number of points is 1, with the remaining 0.5 points going to “Other aspects of the curriculum”)
- Patents and/or knowledge-transfer activities: up to 0.5 points
- Participation in congresses, seminars and talks: up to 1.5 points
- Participation in research projects: up to 1 point
- Reports from reviewers and thesis board members: up to 1 point
- Other aspects of the author’s CV related to the thesis, such as awards or acknowledgements: up to 1 point
Compulsory training for doctoral students
Compulsory education: 20 h. of cross-disciplinary education to be chosen from the courses offered by the School of Doctoral Studies.
The Academic Committee considers it highly advisable to attend one of the following courses:
- "Defining, writing and publishing doctoral works on Economics and Business".
- “Writing and publishing a doctoral thesis in Law"
All the courses offered on the doctoral programme
Requirements for presenting the thesis as a compendium of publications
Option 1) Minimum of 3 articles, of which one must be published or accepted for publication in a journal from the first or second quartile of the JCR-WOS or the SCOPUS.
Option 2) Minimum of 3 articles, of which two must be published or accepted for publication in a journal from any quartile of the JCR-WOS or the SCOPUS, or the two first quartiles of the IN-RECS, INRECJ or ERIH, or the Latindex catalogue (30/33 for printed journals and 32/36 for electronic journals).
The Doctoral Programme in Law Economics and Business (DEE) organises a seminar for its doctoral students. The doctoral students have the possibility of presenting either their research project or the status of the research project which is already under way. Following this there will be a discussion with the attendees of the seminar and the members of the Academic Committee of the Law, Economics and Business programme.
The seminar is open to all teachers at the UdG and to all the doctoral students on the Law, Economics and Business programme. The participation of the students is voluntary, except in the cases referred to in point two of the following paragraph. The seminars will be organised yearly at the end of each academic year.
The organisation of the seminars has a twofold purpose: On the one hand, to give general academic support to doctoral students. On the other hand, students who ask for an extension in order to enrol on the fourth or fifth year of their doctoral studies (full-time students) or on the sixth or seventh year (part-time students) must present the status of their research at the seminar. In these circumstance, where an extension is requested, a written presentation is not considered to be sufficient. Instead, it needs to be accompanied by an oral presentation at the aforementioned seminar. This not only enables the doctoral student to receive external feedback on their work, it also provides the Academic Committee with information on which to base their decision with regard to the requested extension.Alternatively, doctoral students can provide evidence of having presented the status of their work at some other seminar organised by a department, by a research institute, by a research group or by a faculty of the UdG